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FAA promotes MHS graduate; locals graduate from training

By Staff
Dec. 6, 2001
Mike Jenkins, a graduate of Meridian High School and 19-year Federal Aviation Administration employee, has been promoted to manager of the Air Traffic Resource Management Branch for the FAA Southern Region in Atlanta.
In his new role, Jenkins is responsible for staffing, budgeting and training for 71 air traffic control sites in the Southern Region. The Region includes the eight Southeastern states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Jenkins is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Jenkins of Meridian. He began his FAA career as an Air Traffic Control Specialist in Macon, Ga., after eight years in the U. S. Air Force.
After two years in Macon, he transferred to the control tower at Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport where he rose through the ranks to become a training specialist and eventually a supervisor and area manager.
Jenkins attended St. Leo's College; he resides in Atlanta with his family.
Clayton B. Bivens has joined the U. S. Army under the Delayed Entry Program. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay entering active duty for up to one year.
The enlistment gives the new soldier the option to learn a new skill, travel and become eligible to receive as much as $50,000 toward a college education. After completion of basic military training, soldiers receive advanced individual training in their career job specialty.
Bivens will report to Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C., for basic training.
He is the son of Martie E. Bivens and Jerry J. Bivens, both of Meridian.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Christopher S. Massey has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.
During six weeks of training, Massey studied the Air Force mission, organization, and customs; performed drill and ceremony marches; and received physical training and special training in human relations.
In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn credit toward an associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Massey is the son of Evelyn Massey and grandson of Ethel Smith, both of Meridian. He is a 2001 graduate of Meridian High School.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Brandi N. Moffett has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.
During six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and customs; performed drill and ceremony marches; and received physical training and special training in human relations.
In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn credit toward an associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Moffett is the daughter of Brenda Moffett and granddaughter of Jackie Moffett, both of Meridian.
Army Reserve Pfc. Dahlia L. Granger has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
During nine weeks of training, the soldier received instruction and practice in drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, physical fitness and basic first aid. She also learned about Army values, principles and traditions.
Granger is the daughter of Loretha Granger of Meridian and a 1998 graduate of Southeast Lauderdale High School.
Army Pfc. Chasisty N. McKey has graduated from the automated logistical specialist advanced individual training (AIT) course at Fort Lee, Petersburg, Va.
The soldier was trained to establish and maintain stock records and other documents such as inventory, materiel control, accounting and support reports, automated and manual accounting records; review and verify bills of lading, contracts and purchase orders; repair and construct shipping crates for equipment and supplies; and perform prescribed loads and shop stock lists in manual and automated supply applications.
McKey is the daughter of Dorothy J. and Micheal N. Ratcliff of Meridian and a 2001 graduate of Meridian High School.

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